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Dec 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
'threat to north america. i want to go to my colleague barbara starr, our pentagon correspondent who is live on the phone. clearly this has to set off the alarm bells within the pentagon staff. >> reporter: oh, i think there is no way around it. this is huge news. that one little sentence you just read, initial indications are the missile deployed an object that appeared to achieve orbit, the north koreans had been trying for years to put a satellite in to space by all indications what they have achieved now with this orbit is doing something very close to that, if not that itself. an object that appeared to achieve orbit. the u.s. military and the intelligence community has determined that tonight, by going back through the satellite and intelligence data that they quickly collected about this north korean launch in determining they did manage to put something in to orbit. by all accounts the first time north kraen korea has been able to do this and it is what you were just talking about. did they really do it on their own or did they get some crucial technology help from some other
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Dec 23, 2012 11:30am PST
's barbara starr is with us, the nra has been criticized for not talking about any limitations on guns and calling for armed guards in schools and for not taking questions from reporters. >> yeah, miguel and all of that they seem to be sticking to their line. on the sunday talk shows, wayne la pierre, the chief executive officer. the public face of the national rifle association, made clear on nbc's "meet the press," his organization will continue to oppose legislationed ed adding new revikss to those weapons or the high-capacity ammunition magazines. enter la pierre had a definite view about where he thinks responsibility for some of these issues lie. have a listen. >> i know there's a media machine in this country that wants to blame guns every time something happens. i know there's an anti-second amendment industry in this town. i know there are political leads that for 20 years, always try to say it's because american-owned guns. i'm telling you what i think will make people safe. and what every mom and dad will make them feel better. when they drop their kid off in school in janua
CNN
Dec 24, 2012 1:00am PST
his own life. here's our pentagon correspondent barbara starr with what few details we have so far. barbara? >> don, very sad news this holiday weekend for u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s. the navy is investigating the death in afghanistan of one of its most senior deployed s.e.a.l. officers as an apparent suicide, a u.s. military official tells cnn. navy commander joe w. price, 42 years old, died december 22nd, while serving as the commanding officer of s.e.a.l. team 4, a group of more than two dozen commandos conducting combat operations in the southern region of the country. while the death remains under formal investigation, that u.s. military official who's directly familiar with the event said the family has been notified of the death, and has also been notified it is being investigated as an apparent suicide. there is no indication at this time that commander price was involved in any military-related investigations or any controversies the officials said. all indications are, when he did not appear at an expected time, other military personnel went to look for him and discovered his bo
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 4:00pm PST
is standing by remarks he made at an event on friday. cnn's barbara starr has more on the debate that dominated the sunday morning talk shows. >> newtown. >> newtown. >> newtown. >> newtown. >> how many more? >> reporter: performers and artists now joining with 800 mayors calling for a plan to end gun violence. but wayne lapierre, the chief executive officer and public face of the national rifle association, made clear on nbc's "meet the press" that his organization will oppose legislation adding new restrictions to the sale of weapons or high-capacity ammunition magazines. >> look, i know there's a media machine in this country that wants to blame guns every time something happens. i know there's an anti-second amendment industry in this town. i know there are political elites that for 20 years always try to say it's because of american-owned guns. i'm telling what you think will make people safe. what every mom and dad will make them feel better, when they drop their kid off at school in january is if we have a police officer in that school, a good guy. >> reporter: as the last
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 8:00am PST
action. our pentagon correspondent barbara starr interviewed one of the moms whose child was alle allegedly mistreated. >> all along this first week when we were being given peace meal information, denied access to videotapes, we were being asked if we wanted to seek medical care for our child. for what, obviously. we wanted to understand and see with our own eyes since that evidence was available. >> barbara starr joins me now from washington. good morning, great to see you. when a terrible story. curious to know, how was this able to go on for so long with nobody blowing the whistle on it? >> this is really the question. let's start with the point that this young mother doesn't want her face shown because she doesn't want her children identified. one is the subject of abuse. she doesn't want her husband to be subject to retaliation. that's the climate we're talking about here. the actual abuse, the allegations, all happened back in september. but that phone call from president obama didn't come until december 14th because the leadership at the pentagon didn't know anything about
CNN
Dec 4, 2012 2:00am PST
't know if it's the one they claim they captured. moments ago a u.s. defense official told barbara starr the u.s. navy has fully accounted for all unmanned vehicles operating in the middle east region. we have the latest developments now from cairo. a u.s. source says that if the iranians do have something, it is not an actively operating u.s. navy drone. what would that mean? could this actually be a fake? >> it could be. it's not clear right now, but iranian officials have a different story. we don't know when or how this u.s. drone was allegedly captured, but you can be sure iran is going to count this as a big intelligence victory over the u.s. you can also be sure they'll use this to portray the u.s. as the aggressor in the region. that's what iran has done for more than three decades. briefly, let's tell you about the reports from state media in iran. reports say iran captured a drone flying over the northern persian gulf waters after it allegedly flew into iranian airspace. this is a region close to iran's only nuclear power plant. a statement by iran's revolutionary guard said th
CNN
Dec 24, 2012 11:00am PST
, jellyfish, jellyfish. >> reporter: barbara starr, cnn, national medical center. >> we thank those guys for their service, they're amazing. "cnn newsroom" continues now with hala gorani. >> thank you, suzanne. i'm hala gorani here in washington, d.c. in for brooke baldwin. grief today is shattering the christmas eve quiet on a sleepy town in new york. this is how it looked around 6:00 in the morning today. there was a massive house fire that ravaged homes overlooking lake ontario. the house fire spread as firefighters tried to dodge gunfire. the firefighters apparently walked into a trap just as they were responding to this. at last word, two firefighters are dead, three other first responders are wounded, and alleged gunman is dead. authorities can't say whether other bodies might be found in the eight homes destroyed or damaged by the fire in the town of webster. shocking, bizarre, tragic today. cnn's poppy harlow is in new york, trying to piece together this horrible chain of events here on christmas eve. so what happened, because authorities are saying potentially this was a trap la
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
allegations of bussing children. barbara starr has the exclusive "outfront" investigation. >>> a second person has been pushed in front of a train in new york city. poppy harlow asks city officials what it says about the safety of america's largest subway system. ? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! your doctor will say get smart about your weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with fifteen grams of protein to help manage hunger... look who's getting smart about her weight. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. to the best vacation sp(all) the gulf! it doesn't matter which of our great states folks visit. mississippi, ala
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Dec 24, 2012 2:00am PST
correspondent barbara starr joins us live with details on that. good morning. how unusual is this? >> well, alana, sadly this is a story we've report sod often during the year, haven't we? the details on this attack are different in one respect. as far as we know this is a case where a woman, an afghan woman in a police uniform conducted this shooting and killing. a contractor in cab uhl police headquarters. the nato alliance has already announced the incident but not said the nationality officially of the contractor involved. this typically does not happen where the perpetrator is a woman. they are going to have to determine, of course, if she really was an afghan police officer or perhaps the uniform was stolen or she somehow came into possession of it. a continuing issue in afghanistan the past several months. they are trying to work on it. keep an eye on things more closely. be aware when people who want to conduct these acts have basically infiltrated into a safe area, but again, it's happened again. >> barbara starr, thank you. >>> here in washington, hope is fading for a deal before
CNN
Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
project's agency, darpa. "outfront" tonight, barbara starr. i know the real new front, drones themselves, have changed the entire way this country will fight war forevermore. let's start with the bioswimmer. what can it do? >> well, this is a very interesting project that was actually funded by the department of homeland security to basically -- it takes the shape of a tuna because tuna can maneuver in the water. they can get into small places. and the idea is if you could put sensors on this, cameras, acoustics, you could put this kind of device into u.s. harbors. maybe to go through shipwrecks, underground debris. the whole idea with all of these programs is that nature really is, you know, the best way. there's a good lesson to be learned here. these are devices that can move in nature as they do like a tuna. >> simple things. 90% of the world's goods go by ship. you need to be able to see what's going on under water. how many other animal-inspired drones are there and are they as sophisticated and as natural as the tuna looked? >> most of them are in development. it's going to be the
CNN
Dec 7, 2012 2:00am EST
launch. the defense department tells barbara starr that two ships are being moved to an unspecified position to provide reassurance to allies. the sources say it's possible two more ships could be sent to the region in the next few days and the taliban has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack that wounded afghanistan's intelligence chief. an official says the attacker targeted the chief as he was leaving a meeting. hamid karzai told reporters he's cnn's barbara starr that two ships are being moved to an unspecified position to provide reassurance to allies. it's possible two more ships could be sent to the region in the next few days. the taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide attack that wounded afghanistan's intelligence chief today. a senior police official says they targeted the chief as he was leaving a meeting. afghan president karzai told reports he's confident he will cover. a programming note, i will report live from afghanistan next week on the future of the country. >>> it has been 490 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to g
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Dec 5, 2012 8:00pm PST
correspondent barbara starr. barbara, what have you learned tonight? >> well, you know, as tragic and serious as this is for the people of syria, this now has regional implications throughout the middle east. intelligence services from israel, turkey, jordan, lebanon, all the countries surrounding syria are now talking with the united states around the clock about this very scenario. because if there were to be, god forbid, a chemical attack, the concern is some of that could drift across boreder ed. worse, even as tragic as that would be, what if the regime collapses, terrorists move in, insurgent groups move in and grab some chemical material. they could take it across the borders into the neighbors countries and you would have a full-fledged crisis in the region. >> there has been talk that assad may try and seek asylum. what are you being told about that and the possibilities? >> you know, there's a lot of rumors out there. the betting money is that the three countries that you hear about the most are russia, venezuela and iran. all countries that have been his allies, although the russia
CNN
Dec 20, 2012 9:00am PST
are hired at army day care centers. this is unusual from the present. barbara starr is talking about this. first of all, why it did did he this? >> it is extraordinary, suzanne. in a week when the country is so focused on the safety of small children, the army is getting a failing grade big-time. the president having to pick up the phone and call the secretary of the army on tuesday night to express his personal concern right from the white house about a number of arrests and a growing scandal at an army child care facility here in washington, d.c. here's what happened. back in september two workers arrested, charged with some assault against small children at the facility, pinching them, slapping them, dragging them across the floor. this sparked a look at the background checks on all the workers there. it wound up last friday 30 child care workers of 130 that worked at the facility, 30 workers over all dismissed. they have things in their background checks like assault, drug use, abuse of minors, things like this. many more had some minor charges, but generally things that certainly wou
CNN
Dec 6, 2012 1:00am PST
correspondent barbara starr joins me now, along with cnn contributor and former cia officer bob baer and on the phone, cnn international contributor, fran townsend. barbara, i know you're working to confirm this nbc report. how much would this change the situation? if u.s. military is going to act to prevent assad from gassing his own people, it would seem, if they loaded this stuff into weapons, the time to do it would be at hand. >> well, right now i can tell you, anderson, if this turns out to be true, even if not, the u.s. military, the cia in a full-blown effort to collect every piece of intelligence they can about what is going on with the chemical weapons and develop a targeting strategy if it were to come to that. so, what are we talking about here, anderson? they have to put together targeting options for the president. that involves the latest intelligence. where are the chemical weapons in syria? what would you do to attack them? what kind of u.s. bomber aircraft would you use? do you know precisely where they are? how will you get that bomber aircraft past syrian air defe
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 2:00pm PST
possible cause of gun violence except guns. >> barbara starr joins us live. there have been hard-core outrage. what are opponents saying? >> what they are doing, miguel is making the point none of this is really new. school districts across the country have grappled for years with the question of security on school grounds. there have been -- this debate has been going on for some time. but these advocates of more gun laws, the opposite of the nra, also offer this point. they remind everyone, there was an armed security officer at columbine high school the day of that 1999 massacre and that person could not stop that event. what they say is controlling gun violence now requires a package of solutions, mental health solutions for those who are mentally ill, gun laws and potentially more for schools a package of solutions beyond the schoolhouse door. miguel? >> a tough question in washington but what can only be described by a rant on friday by wayne lapierre what is your sense of it? the tone of it the fact he blamed anybody but didn't see any role for the nra to really play in th
CNN
Dec 25, 2012 8:00am PST
that barbara starr did on a recent trip to walter reed army hospital. these guys are heroes but they are hardly tragic. in fact, they are inspiring. take a look. >> pushed forward and opened -- throw my elbow, it unlocks it. throw it back and that's how i maneuver. >> wounded troops in rehab at the holiday time. all christmas miracles. meet travis mills one of the troops i visited with asking them to send holiday wishes to their buddies. >> hi everybody. i'm staff sergeant travis mills of the 82nd airborne division. i want to wish everybody a merry christmas and happy new year to all of the military forces overseas and home and a special shout out to my guys at the first platoon and four squad. the gun show. miss you guys, love you. have a merry christmas. >> eight months ago he stepped on an i.e.d. >> we thought it was clear but it wasn't. it took all four limbs but didn't take my life. i am thankful for that. >> reporter: it can be a struggle just to walk again. >> with the u.s. navy, want to give a shout out to my friends and family. have a good holiday and stay safe. >> army specialist tyle
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm PST
including drug use. barbara starr has this exclusive "outfront" investigation. >> reporter: this little boy was supposed to be safe at an army day care center. >> this happened to military families a stone's throw away from the pentagon. if it could happen here, it could happen anywhere. >> reporter: this military wife and other of two doesn't want her face shown. cnn has also agreed not to show her children's faces or identify them by age. >> obviously, barbara, i am concerned about the privacy of my children. and then there's always the possibility of retaliation against my husband. >> reporter: it's every parent's nightmare. finding out her toddler was physically assaulted by child care workers at the ft. myer army day care center. the scandal grew to the point if the obama made an unprecedented phone call to army secretary john mac cue to express his concern. according to this fbi affidavit, this little boy and others were punched and slapped. one child was dragged across the floor. >> we thought, of all the different options, putting them in a child care facility during the day that wa
CNN
Dec 4, 2012 4:00pm PST
house denies this. here's barbara starr. >> you don't think she's a little young for the hard stuff? >> washington says she's a killer. >> reporter: it's a hollywood spy thriller with as much as oscar buzz as it has controversy. "zero dark 30," the story hunt for osama bin laden from the oscar winning powerhouse team of katherine bigelow and mark bowe recreates how it all happened, from the female cia analyst who finally figured out where he was hiding to the navy s.e.a.l.s who killed him. >> there are two narratives about the location of osama bin laden. >> reporter: the controversy? the obama administration has faced accusations it gave undeserved access to the film makers. in real life, everyone involved in the hunt for bin laden remains sworn to secrecy. but the film makers say they got firsthand accounts. they just won't say exactly how that happened. >> i think as a reporter you would understand we take protecting our sources and sort of the exact methodology of our sourcing pretty seriously, just in the same way if i asked you how exactly did you source that story. >> reporte
CNN
Dec 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
may be the last-ditch attempt for president assad to hold onto power. but as barbara starr reports now, a u.s. military strike on syria is not without risk. >> reporter: with the u.s. now believing the syrian government has chemical-filled bombs, cnn has learned the pentagon is secretly updating military strike options for president obama in the event he orders action. a senior u.s. official tells cnn a strike could be carried out with the ships and aircraft already stationed in the region. the planning is being driven by the latest intelligence which u.s. officials say shows sarin gas has been loaded into aerial bombs in at least two locations near airfields. syria seems to have crossed the line drawn by the president last august. >> a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. >> reporter: this week that line seems to have shifted with warnings from the president, secretary of defense panetta, and others focusing on what happens if assad uses the weapons. >> see, these lines become sort of pink lines. you know, they're not dr
CNN
Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm PST
that killed osama bin laden. barbara starr is out front with the latest. >> reporter: it was a brutal firefight between navy s.e.a.l.s and insurgents. the s.e.a.l.s moved into afghanistan over the weekend to rescue a kidnapped american aid worker. by the time the firefight ended, 28-year-old petty officer first clasnicklaus check had been killed. check, a 10-year navy veteran, part of the elite team six, trained for the rescue. this person was part of three staffers from morning star development. >> we're really hoping we can instill hope into a country that has been dealing with conflict over the past 30 years. >> he and the others were kidnapped last wednesday while returning to a visit to a rural medical clinic. they were stopped by armed men and taken to an area about 50 miles from the pakistan border. special operations forces will take on more of the burden of combat as the u.s. moves towards withdrawing most troops in the next two years. seth jones, who has advised commando units, estimates four to five units could be left behind. >> the operations will be several noeld. one is
CNN
Dec 11, 2012 4:00pm PST
with security clearances. barbara starr has more. >> there are two narratives about the location of osama bin laden. >> reporter: behind the character, hollywood it girl jessica chastain fortrays -- >> this is an incredible woman who can't get credit for sacrifices she made because she's under cover. >> reporter: -- there is a controversial real woman. the cia analyst is said to be in her 30s. she served in pakistan. by many accounts, she was instrumental in finding where osama bin laden was hiding. >> everybody describes her as a very headstrong and even combative personality at times. >> reporter: "washington post" reporter greg miller says the cia targeting expert who found bin laden has become a target herself. >> she has rankled colleagues in scuffles over credit for the operation. >> reporter: former navy s.e.a.l. matt, who was part of the raid, described her in a "60 minutes" interview. >> i can't give her enough credit. in my opinion, she kind of teed up this whole thing and just wicked smart, kind of feisty. >> reporter: miller says the analyst received a cash bonus for her work but
CNN
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm PST
. on the phone is pentagon correspondent barbara starr. what are you hearing out of the pentagon? >> reporter: anderson, at this hour, u.s. officials are looking at all the incoming intelligence trying to figure out exactly what north korea has launched. the news agencies across asia, say it was a three-stage long-range rocket. that's the kind of rocket that has the u.s. most worried because it can have intercontinental range. but the question is exactly what did they launch, how far did it fly, what kind of capability it had because you know they had that failed test back in april. if they were actually able to do more successful tests this time, so quickly after the failed one, how did they get better, who helped them? that's the question tonight. >> let's check in with paula hancocks who is joining us from seoul, south korea. do we know if this launch was successful? >> reporter: that's what everyone is trying to figure out at this point. the military is tracking the orbit to try to figure out whether or not this was a success. we don't have word yet whether or not this was a success. we k
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
. this is according to a u.s. official to our barbara starr at the pentagon. up until now, by most accounts, this launch has been seen as a success, or certainly it raised the bar on how we view their capabilities. erin burnett spoke with defense secretary leon panetta, exclusively in kabul about this very issue. take a look. >> mr. secretary, thank you so much for taking the time. >> good to be with you, erin. >> i wanted to start by asking you about north korea. i know, obviously, they've had failures with rocket launches and eight months ago they failed. now they've had a success. and i'm wondering if you know how they fixed it or whether they might have had help from another country? >> we have no idea. as a matter of fact, we're still assessing just exactly what happened here to look at each of the stages and determine whether or not it really was a success or not. but, you know, the fact that they've launched this missile is a clear provocation. we've warned them not toot it. we've been very concerned about their firing this missile. in violation of every international standard and ru
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Nov 30, 2012 4:00pm PST
. out front tonight, barbara starr, pentagon correspondent. this is a new front. drones themselves have changed the entire way this country will fight war forevermore but let's start with the bioswimmer. what can it do? >> reporter: well, this is a very interesting project that was actually funded by the department of homeland security to basically -- it takes the shape of a tuna because tuna can maneuver in the water, they can get into small places, and the idea is if you could put sensors on this, cameras, acoustics, radar, whatever, you could put this kind of device into u.s. bombers, maybe to go through shipwrecks, maybe to go through underground debris, maybe just to keep watch for potential terrorist attacks on u.s. ports. the whole idea with all of these programs is that nature really is, you know, the best way. there's a good lesson to be learned here. these are devices that can move as they do in nature like a tuna. tuna is pretty good at getting through the tight spots under water. >> when you think about just under water, simple things, 90% of the world's goods go by ship. yo
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
to be getting worse by the day. barbara starr joins me now. on the phone, cnn contributor barbara townsend. how much would this development change the situation? right now, if this turns out to be true, the u.s. military, the cia in a full blown effort to collect the intelligence and develop a targeting strategy, they have to put together targeting options for the president. that involves the latest intell jengs. what would you do to attack them? do you know where they are? how will you get that past syrian air defenses? there is a lot we know, there is growing concern by the hour in the region. because, if the syrians use these kinds of weapons on their own people, catastrophic. but the plume clouds can cross borders. terrorists can get ahold of this material. and it just doesn't get more serious than this. >> bob, you have been looking to how catastrophic these weapons can be. >> anderson, look at it this way. a 122 mm artillery round landing in the city will kill 18 to 20,000 people. >> one round? >> one round. you could take out a city a third of the city in the first couple of hours. this
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Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
class nicolas checque. barbara starr joins us from the pentagon with more on petty officer checque, a member of s.e.a.l. team six, the same elite unit that of course took out osama bin laden. barbara? >> good morning, ted. the military is confirming now that the body of 28-year-old nicolas checque has been returned to the united states, back to his family. no announcement about burial services for this young man, a native of pennsylvania, navy s.e.a.l. who is remembered by those who knew him at his high school, his principal, his wrestling coach, talking about the young man they knew when he was a boy back in school. >> worked hard every day, never complained. those are the things i remember. i remember his senior year him basically telling us what he was training for and it was going to get into the special forces. >> it's scary to hear the stories that come out but what a testament to the kind of man nic built himself to be for the kids who are here, aspiring to be in the military. >> and by all accounts, nicolas checque did achieve those goals, serving ten years as a navy vetera
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Dec 24, 2012 9:00am PST
infiltrator. more than 50 have been killed by inside attacks this year. barbara starr, this is one of the main concerns as you know of the police of the forces, the international forces inside of afghanistan. you've got these rouge actors that infiltrate and are a part of killing what they -- these inside killings, the green on blue and blue on blue. tell us what happened. >> there's very little information available so far, suzanne. as you said, someone in an afghan police uniform. what is so interesting about this tragic incident is it was a woman in an afghan police uniform. whether she was a member of the afghan police or perhaps an infiltrator that stole the uniform somehow i think still remains to be determined. all of these incidents are very closely investigated by nato to try and determine what happened, how it all came to pass so they can try to prevent them in the future. as said, there have been about 50 of these so far this year, and certainly the taliban feel they've achieved a propaganda victory with them. the u.s. and nato alliance is pushing back against this problem trying to
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Dec 6, 2012 11:00am PST
, don't do it. listen. he was responding to a question from our own pentagon correspondent barbara starr. >> reporter: barbara, without commenting on the specific intelligence that we have with regards to these chemical weapons, i think there is no question that we remain very concerned, very concerned that as the opposition advances, in particular, on damascus, that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. the whole world is watching. the whole world is watching very closely and the president of the united states has made very clear that there will be consequences. there will be consequences if the assad regime makes a terrible mistake using these weapons on their own people. >> panetta said that intelligence now in the hands of the u.s. government quote/unquote raises serious concerns bashar al assad is considering using the chemical weapons. we have detail from barbara starr, our pentagon correspondent. >> reporter: syrian civilians already terrified and on the run. but it may be about to get worse. with intelligence showing bashar al assad's regime is mixing c
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Dec 26, 2012 4:00am PST
.s. contractor in afghanistan. barbara starr following the developments, she is working her sources. good morning, barbara, what do you know? >> good morning alina, good morning, drew. the afghans are saying this woman was an iranian citizen, a member of the afghan police forces, they say, and they had a press conference showing what they say is her iranian passport. they believe that she came from that country, she was a citizen, married an afghan. now we've not had official confirmation from nato, they showed the passport and also showed other documents they said were fake identity documents so some of this is still fairly murky. the afghans say the woman hid a weapon under her clothing, went to the restroom, got the weapon out and was looking for someone to shoot, someone she felt was important and came across this american contractor. this man has now been identified as 49-year-old joseph griffin of mansfield, georgia. he worked for dinecorps international, a major contractor in afghanistan with training the police and also a veteran of the u.s. military. alina, drew? >> and what about this c
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Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
correspondent barbara starr has a look. >> reporter: randi, for defense secretary leon panetta, the major priority now is to try to determine syria's intent. does it intend to use chemical weapons? with the u.s. now believing the syrian government has chemical weapon-filled bombs, cnn has learned the pentagon is secretly updating military strike options for president obama in the event he orders action. a senior u.s. official tells cnn a strike could be carried out with the ships and aircraft already stationed in the region. the planning is being driven by the latest intelligence which u.s. officials say shows sarin gas has been loaded into aerial bombs in at least two locations. syria seems to have crossed the line drawn by the president last august. >> a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. >> reporter: this week that line seems to have shifted with warnings from the president, secretary of defense panetta and others fousing on what happens if assad uses the weapons. >> these lines become sort of pink lines, right, you kno
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